Green and Gold Day 2016

Friday, September 23rd

Green and Gold Day Event 2016

Green and Gold Day 2016 - Friday, September 23rd

What Is Green and Gold Day?

To put it simply, Green and Gold Day is THE day to wear your green and gold. As the U of A’s premier school spirit event, Green and Gold Day celebrates the people who make the U of A the vibrant, involved and innovative community that it is—students, faculty, staff and alumni. The day is held each September and features festive activities that uplift and connect the U of A community near and far.

This year’s Green and Gold Day is September 23rd, 2016.

Get Involved

It's easy to participate in Green & Gold Day:

1. Wear your colours: When you get dressed on Friday, Sept. 23, make sure your outfit includes something green and/or gold.
2. Join the parade: Starting at the CCIS patio and ending in Quad - all are welcome and encouraged to join.
Be in quad: Quad will be alive with activity on Sept. 23 with music, free food and prizes. The highlight will be the pep rally at noon.

Celebrating at Augustana Campus? Hey, this is your day, too. Check out the event listing below for details on Augustana's day-of activities.

Not able to join us? Share a photo of you in your green and gold with #UAlberta and check out the Quad pep rally live (watch here for the Livestream) from your screen.  

Green and Gold Day Is for Everyone!

Green and Gold Day is for everyone! Students, faculty, staff and alumni: everyone is encouraged to participate by wearing green and gold on Friday, Sept. 23.

When Is All of This Happening?

Day-Of Events




6:00 - 8:30 AM Free coffee & snacks for early-risers. CBC Live on campus.  PAW Social Street, 2nd floor Van Vliet
8:00 - 9:30 AM

Spirit teams distributing swag and raising awareness of GG Day

HUB and Education LRT Stations

10:00 - 2:00 PM (or while supplies last) Cinnamon bun sales - $2/each. Tent near Pembina Hall
10:00 - 10:45 AM Popcorn and swag distribution to raise awareness of GG Day

Celebration Plaza

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Parade gathers for set-up
Celebration Plaza
11:00 - 1:30 PM

Food cart vendors throughout Quad open for food sales

Various locations around Quad
11:00 - Noon

Free activities
Rocket blasting, large scale chalk drawing, games, selfie booth

Various locations around Quad
11:15 - Noon
Parade travels through campus
Starting at the CCIS patio and ending at the stage. Click for full route and more information about the parade.
11:45 AM
Free food in Quad
Popcorn, cotton candy, dixie cups
Various locations around Quad
*12:00 - 1:30 PM Food! Music! Prizes!
Toonie BBQ
Augustana Campus Quad, *Camrose
12:15 - 12:30 PM
Pep Rally
Welcome from President Turpin, Cheer Song, swag, presentation of GG Day Parade Cup, reading of GG Day proclamation from the City of Edmonton
Stage in front of CAB
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Massive dodgeball game – prize for last person in the game
1:30 PM
Quad-based activities and food conclude
1:30 - 7:30 PM

Students' Union SUB Plaza Party
BBQ, bar service, and more

1:30 PM

GovWeek Presents: Mayor Don Iveson - Governance is Good
Speech, question period, reception (with light snacks), mixer

 Myer Horowitz Theatre